By Katerina Karakatsanis On the 2nd of March, Northern Ireland will hold new elections. Although Northern Ireland went to the … More
By Jacob Lindelöw Berntson How come certain commemorations take place in particular sites? How come British politicians leave wreaths at … More
By Jacob Lindelöw Berntson Over the last few years, Mozambique has once again seen fighting between the two groups that … More
By Katerina Karakatsanis Why does Harakas, a Greek theologian, describe the Ottoman invasion as “etched in my psyche” when he … More
A few weeks ago, Algeria celebrated the ten year anniversary of the referendum on the Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation. The Charter was a plan towards reconciliation, after a decade of horrific civil war, put forward by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in August 2005 and approved by more than 90 % of the population in a referendum. Despite this, the country remains fragmented. Therefore, one should perhaps not speak about a celebration of the anniversary of the referendum, but rather investigate what this measure has actually achieved.